I believe I dozed off leaning over the rail, till an abrupt burst of yells, an overwhelming outbreak of a pent-up and mysterious frenzy, woke me up in a bewildered wonder.
One evening a grass shed full of calico, cotton prints, beads, and I don't know what else, burst into a blaze so suddenly that you would have thought the earth had opened to let an avenging fire consume all that trash.
A deadened burst of mighty splashes and snorts reached us from afar, as though an icthyosaurus had been taking a bath of glitter in the great river.
It made me hold my breath in expectation of hearing the wilderness burst into a prodigious peal of laughter that would shake the fixed stars in their places.
No eloquence could have been so withering to one's belief in mankind as his final burstof sincerity.
A violent babble of uncouth sounds burst out on the other side of the planks.
Miss Johnson, Arethusa's fox terrier, sat right beside her mistress, with her small red tongue hanging out at one side of her mouth, and panting as if her small heart would burst through her ribs.
The little woman burst into tears, and kissed her as she sat in bed.
It was not until prayers were over and the solemn gathering seated at the breakfast table that Mr. Spence burst upon it like an aurora.
The first passionate burst of grief had spent itself, and the son was very calm.
Barilli had assured her that she rendered this fiery burst of rage and hatred as well as he had ever heard it; and, folding her fingers tightly around each other she drew herself up to her full height, and sang it.
Grey sat down beside his ward, and throwing her arms around his neck, she burst into a passionate flood of tears.
She bent down, and with firm, icy lips, lightly touched the forehead of the governess, and walked away, unheeding the burst of tears with which the frigid caress was welcomed.
Even had it possessed a lock, a vigorous man could have burst it through in a moment.
A hoarse, frightful guttering roar burst from his red slavering jaws, then he lurched sideways and fell forward, fighting the air madly for a moment, and lay still.
You can't talk that way about Mr. Newbold; he saved my life twice over, from a bear and then in the cloud burst which caught me in the canyon.
It'll be a cloud burst sure, we'll have to git out o' here an' in a hurry too.
The others pointed out to Armstrong that if the woman they all loved had by any fortunate chance escaped the cloud burst she must inevitably have perished from cold, starvation and exposure in the mountain long since.
After the first awful deluge of the cloud burst it moderated slightly, but the hard rain came down steadily, the wind rose as well and in spite of their oil skins they were soon wet and cold.
God bless that--" burst out the man and then he checked himself, flushing again, darkly.
The cloud burst was over, but the rain still beat down upon them, the thunder still roared above them, the lightning still flashed about them, but they were safe, alive if the woman had not died in his arms.
A sudden cloud burst filled the canyon, washed away the camp.
Miss Enid Maitland was clad in a way that would have caused her father a stroke of apoplexy if he could have been suddenly made aware of her dress, if she had burst into the drawing-room without announcement for instance.
Damned if I know," answered Mr. Simson, with a burst of candour.
She would run down home andburst in upon her father.
It would come one day: the world war that one felt was gathering in the air; that would burst like a second deluge on the nations.
The thing seemed to have become alive--to be threatening to burstits heart.
Thus rose A mighty barrier which no ram could burst Nor any ponderous machine of war.
But burst these words From Cato's blameless breast: "Then with like vows As Caesar's rival host ye too did seek A lord and master!
Nature feared Chaos returned, as though the elements Had bursttheir bonds, and night had come to mix Th' infernal shades with heaven.
But well the captain knew, Volteius, how the secret fraud was planned, And tried in vain with sword and steel to burst The bands that held them; without hope he fights, Uncertain where to avoid or front the foe.
Now, Guise, begin those deep-engendered thoughts To burst abroad those never-dying flames Which cannot be extinguished but by blood.
There was still the same silence, and Lester burst out: "It don't work, Donnegan.
He would have spoken, but a burst of blood choked him; yet his eyes fixed and glazed, he mustered his last strength and offered his revolver to Donnegan.
They burst into loud guffaws, supplemented with resounding slaps of their cupped hands on their stomachs, at the same time raising an imitative cry of "Sink-ka!
In one thundering burst of amazement the truth swept over me; we were in the harbor of Papeete!
When we dragged him over the rail he collapsed in the scuppers and burst into tears.
I then did what I think was exactly the right thing under the circumstances, namely, to wring out the offending head-covering and throw it as far from me as possible, an act which was greeted with a hearty burst of applause.
Without them our craft must certainly have burst asunder.
As I took off my duck's-back fishing hat, filled it to the brim and raised it to my lips, a cry of horror burst from the throats of those swarthy giants.
As soon as the first German shell packed with these new nitrates burst inside the Gruson cupola at Liège and tore out its steel and concrete by the roots the world knew that the day of the fixed fortress was gone.
But finally man got closer to nature's secret and discovered that by loosing a swarm of gaseous molecules he could throw his projectile seventy-five miles and then by the same force burst it into flying fragments.
The Zeppelins burst like wind bags, but the nitrogen plants worked and made Germany independent of Chile not only during the war, but in the time of peace.
Each species seems toburst upon us with a united impulse; you may search for them day after day in vain, but the day when you find one specimen the spell is broken and you find twenty.
Vegetation and birds being distributed over the year, there is no burst of verdure nor of song.
Others, more lucky, or better versed in telescopic observations, got a view of the fortress, and perhaps burst out swearing at the evident massiveness of the walls and the size of the columbiads.
The flame burst out, flashing the gaunt figure into bold relief.
No tropics can offer such a burst of joy; indeed, no zone much warmer than our Northern States can offer a genuine spring.